Around 70% of the cyclists killed on the road have major head injuries and over half of cyclists injured have head injuries. Source: ROSPA.
I always wear a helmet [see entry "And a trifle uncool"]. So does my mate Ian and it saved him from serious injury, possibly death. Just look what it did to the car:
Don't argue: Just Do It! Wear a helmet!
More stats from ROSPA:
Cyclist Casualties (2003):
• Killed: 114
• Seriously Injured: 2,297
• Slightly Injured: 14,622
• Total: 17,033
• 90% occur in urban areas
• 75% happen at, or near, a road junction
• 80% occur in daylight
• 80% of cyclist casualties are male
• About one third of the cyclists killed or injured are children
• Around three quarters of cyclists killed have major head injuries.
Another source of info on cycling in the metropolis: London Cycling Campaign
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